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Sunday, May 12, 2013
The top two headlines in Frankfort Patch this week spot lighted a fatality on Interstate 80 and a restaurant opening.
The top two headlines in Frankfort Patch this week alerted readers to a fatality on Interstate 80 that caused three other accidents and the opening of Dancing Marlin Restaurant. Fatality on I-80, Minor Accidents and Traffic Backups—Illinois State Police and local police handled a load of accidents Wednesday along Interstate 80. The ripple effects were felt from Veterans Memorial Tollway to Interstate 57. Dancing Marlin Restaurant is Open in Frankfort —Dancing Marlin Restaurant: A fish lover's dream. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Sunday, April 28, 2013
If you're planning events, draw the most attention by adding them to the Frankfort Patch Calendar of Events.
If you're planning upcoming events, draw the most attention by adding them to the Frankfort Patch Calendar of Events. Here's how: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from:
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Patch readers voted in December to select the Frankfort Township assessor as Patch's Person of the Year. Kral sat down recently with Patch to discuss the importance of educating the public about the tax assessment process.
Editor's note: Frankfort Patch readers voted in December to select Joe Kral as Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year. To learn more about Kral and his work for Frankfort Township, read our Person of the Year profile below. Joe Kral is the Frankfort Township Assessor, but he also considers himself to be a public educator. “Joe Kral is the type of person you want in government,” said Ed Ebner, a Frankfort resident who has sought assistance through the assessor’s office regarding his property taxes. As the township assessor, Kral, a former appraiser and business owner, is charged with assigning properties with the value from which their property taxes are derived. In 2012, he assessed approximately 24,000 parcels of land in the Frankfort area…
Monday, December 31, 2012
Find out who our readers selected as 2012's Patch Person of the Year.
During the past few weeks, Frankfort Patch readers submitted their nominations for Person of the Year and cast their votes. Now, the votes have been tallied and the winner is ... Frankfort Township Assessor Joe Kral. "Joe Kral is an example of how government officials should be and he is an asset to our community," wrote Patch commenter Steven Medcher. Kral received 92 votes, which is 54 percent of the total votes cast. The runner up was Summit Hill School District 161 Board Member Denise Lenz, who received 64 votes. Patch's Person of the Year is determined solely by the readers of Patch. Nominations are reader submitted and the winning nominee is determined by reader votes. Voting for Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year is a way to …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Voting continues through Dec. 30.
Who deserves to be recognized as Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year? During the past week, readers have submitted names of folks they feel deserve the honor. We received five nominations. Below, you'll find answers to two questions about each nominee from those who nominated them. We did not change the answers at all. What was submitted to us is what you see. Vote by selecting a person on the attached poll above. And, while you're at it, leave a few thoughts in the comment section about why he or she received your vote. You must be logged into the site to vote and comment. We will accept votes until the end of the day on Dec. 30. Whomever receives the most votes is Frankfort Patch's Person of the Year and will have a story written about …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Frankfort Patch looks back at some of the year's most read stories about education.
Between administrative changes, divisive decisions and even a few crime-related incidents, 2012 was an eventful year for schools in the Frankfort area. To review some of Patch's most read education coverage from 2012, see the list below. 1. Board Approves Cutting 22 D161 Teachers; Raises Club, Band and Sports Fees For the first time in its history, the Summit Hill School District 161 board of education approved the honorable dismissal of 22 teachers at its Wednesday meeting as part of an overall staff reduction in the district ... to read more, click here. 2. Former L-Way Teacher Allegedly Threatened to Shoot School Officials (Update) A former Lincoln-Way Central High School teacher who checked himself into a Chicago hospital for …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Frankfort Patch remembers the people and events that gave the community hope, optimism and joy during the past year.
As the year draws to a close, Patch remembers ten of the many inspiring stories that took place in Frankfort during 2012. Check out our top 10 feel good stories of the year below. 1. Closing Time: Patch Captures Enrico's Last Night As 11 p.m. approached, Harry D'Ercole requested the handful of remaining customers and the staff—past and present—to gather in the lounge of his restaurant, Enrico's Italian Dining, on Wednesday, Aug. 15 ... to read more, click here. 2. Local Culver’s Owner Finds Solace in Religion Justin Obriecht thought he had it all. "I had a good life,” said Obriecht recently at Hope Covenant Church. “I had enough money, I didn't have a lot of stress. Things were really good for me as an atheist" ... to read more, click here…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Look back at this year's highlights of the holiday season in Frankfort.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Know someone who made a difference in Frankfort during the last 12 months? Nominate them for Person of the Year.
Frankfort Patch is currently taking nominations for Person of the Year. If you have a friend, family member or colleague who helps make Frankfort a better place to live, nominate them! We're looking for people who are involved in the community and work every day to improve Frankfort for residents, whether it be through service work and volunteering, community leadership or something as simple as spreading joy and positivity with an optimistic attitude. Patch will be accepting nominations Dec. 18-23. Readers will have the opportunity to vote for Person of the Year from Dec. 24-30. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites: